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Green 1959 Olympia SM3 De Luxe Manual Typewriter with Case (Serif-Bold Font)
Green 1959 Olympia SM3 De Luxe Manual Typewriter with Case
Gray 1968 Olympia SM9 De Luxe Manual Typewriter with Case (11 characters/inch)
Gray 1968 Olympia SM9 De Luxe Manual Typewriter with Case
Brown 1959 Olympia SM4 S Manual Typewriter with Case (10 characters/inch)
Brown 1959 Olympia SM4 S Manual Typewriter with Case
Green 1961 Olympia SM4 De Luxe Manual Typewriter with Case (Cursive/Script Font)
Green 1961 Olympia SM4 De Luxe Manual Typewriter with Case (Cursive/Script Font)
Green 1958 Olympia SM3 De Luxe Manual Typewriter with Case (Rare Sans-Serif Font)
Green 1958 Olympia SM3 De Luxe Manual Typewriter with Case
Burgundy 1959 Olympia SM3 De Luxe Manual Typewriter with Case (11 characters/inch)
Burgundy 1959 Olympia SM3 De Luxe Manual Typewriter with Case
Brown 1958 Olympia SM3 De Luxe Manual Typewriter with Case (11 characters/inch)
Brown 1958 Olympia SM3 De Luxe Manual Typewriter with Case
Black 1951 Olympia SM2 Manual Typewriter with Case (10 characters/inch)
Black 1951 Olympia SM2 Manual Typewriter with Case
Black 1951 Olympia SM1 Manual Typewriter with Case
Black 1951 Olympia SM1 Manual Typewriter with Case
Burgundy 1960 Olympia SM4 S Manual Typewriter with Case (11 characters/inch)
Burgundy 1960 Olympia SM4 S Manual Typewriter with Case
Black 1958 Olympia SM3 De Luxe (Italic Font) Manual Typewriter with Case
Black 1958 Olympia SM3 De Luxe (Italic Font) Manual Typewriter with Case
Light-Green 1960 Olympia SM4 S Manual Typewriter with Case
Light-Green 1960 Olympia SM4 S Manual Typewriter with Case
Burgundy 1951 Olympia SM2 Manual Typewriter with Case
Burgundy 1951 Olympia SM2 Manual Typewriter with Case
Black 1961 Olympia SM4 S Manual Typewriter with Case
Black 1961 Olympia SM4 S Manual Typewriter with Case
Glossy-Black 1937 Olympia Simplex Antique Manual Typewriter with Case
Glossy-Black 1937 Olympia Simplex Antique Manual Typewriter with Case
Cream 1965 Olympia SM9 De Luxe Manual Typewriter with Case
Cream 1965 Olympia SM9 De Luxe Manual Typewriter with Case
Gray 1956 Olympia SM3 De Luxe (Wide Carriage) Manual Typewriter with Case
Gray 1956	Olympia	SM3 De Luxe (Wide Carriage) Manual Typewriter with Case

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OLYMPIA TYPEWRITER HISTORY

Olympia story begins in 1903, Berlin. Under the direction of Dr. Friedrich von Hefner-Alteneck, European General Electric developed Olympia manual typewriters. In 1921, the first successful Olympia Model 3 rolled into market. Two years later, the company set up shop in Erfurt, Germany. During 1930's, Olympia Simplex, Model 7 and Model 8 gained popularity worldwide.

By 1943, World War II raged over European skies. Allied Forces bombed the city of Erfurt and severely damaged the Olympia Factory. In April 1945, eleven remaining employees survived the capture by Soviet Forces. The East German government seized the Olympia Factory and renamed it "Optima." Several employees fled to West Germany and set up shop in Wilhelmshaven.

From late 1940's onward, Olympia enjoyed worldwide success. By 1961, half of all typewriters in West Germany were built by Olympia: Simplex, Progress, Elite, SM and SF Portables.

Olympia machines ("Mercedes Benz" of typewriters) are legendary for their craftsmanship, eye-catching design and exceptional reliability. These machines were favored by authors Woody Allen, Patricia Highsmith, Stan Laurel, Robert Penn Warren, James Michener, Evan S. Connell and Carson McCullers. Olympia Typewriters are perfect for enthusiasts who wish to own an aesthetically pleasing object but also want to type to their heart's content.



Olympia SM3 Typewriters

OLYMPIA SM1 / SM2 / SM3 DE LUXE

SM = Schreibmaschine MittelgroƟ ("Medium-size Typewriter") Meant to be used! Olympia's SM models from West Germany are generally regarded as some of the best manual typewriters ever engineered. The solid, well-constructed machines are perfect for typewriter enthusiasts who not only want to own an aesthetically pleasing object, but truly want to type, type, and type to their heart's content. These meet the requirements of the most demanding typist!




Olympia SM4 Type S Typewriter

OLYMPIA SM4 S (Signature)

This is a Premium Top-of-the-Line Model with several advanced features: Automatic tab set/clear keys on either side of the spacebar. Handle that clears all of the tab sets at once (located behind the right-hand platen knob). After this model, Olympia Engineers were forced to reduce costs. They removed many advanced SM4 features and utilized lower-quality parts.




Olympia SM9 Typewriter

OLYMPIA SM8 / SM9 De Luxe

Larger than its predecessors, and not really a portable any longer. The SM8 / SM9 is another Olympia popular with writers. One might be surprised to learn that there were four different versions of the SM8 / SM9 over the years.




Olympia SF Typewriters

OLYMPIA SF

SF = Schreibmaschine Flach ("Flat Typewriter"). Highly-portable version of the Olympia SM-series.




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